Registering active participation in state tourism, 24 women now guide tourists in Madhya Pradesh’s tiger reserves. Two tiger reserves - Kanha and Pench Tiger Reserve-National Park have 13 and 11 women guides each to escort wildlife enthusiasts. Moreover, the Forest Department plans to introduce similar guides at Pachmarhi’s Satpura Tiger Reserve. Interestingly, most of the 24 women are either sisters or the wives of the male staff of the… read-more
India’s leading tyre maker CEAT has launched all-women operated service centre in Punjab’s Bhatinda. Reportedly, the women at the centre will perform all service-related jobs, including wheel changing, balancing and using other machines. CEAT Chief Marketing Officer Amit Tolani said the initiative aims to increase women participation in the male-dominated industry. Moreover, planning to open 10 other such Shoppes in coming months, CEAT has… read-more
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Battling all odds after her husband's death a decade ago, 55-year-old Damyanti Soni has started driving heavy vehicles for survival. Interestingly, her husband had taught her to operate JCB that she mastered after his demise. Reportedly, the strong-willed woman was selected by Tata-Hitachi to showcase her operational skills in Bengaluru. Notably, she was also invited to Auto Expo in Japan in March 2020, which was cancelled due to COVID-19… read-more
The only LPG plant in Ladakh which provides fuel to over 50,000 army troops is run by an all-women crew. Interestingly, the plant located near Leh delivers a major portion of 40% of its total refill to the Indian defence establishment. Moreover, the all-women crew having 12 members ensures all task from the production lines to managing the security. Notably, it is the only LPG unit in India which is operated completely by women.
Courtesy: The Times of India
Kerala government has launched the Dakshayani Velayudhan award, a yearly honour to laud the selfless women striving to empower marginalized women. Slated for International Women's Day, the award includes a cash prize worth Rs 1 Lakh, a citation and a memento. Moreover, the screening committee will select the winner from applicants working in the field for at least five years. Reportedly, the award memorializes Dakshayani - the only Dalit… read-more
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The Indian Army will begin inducting women as pilots under its aviation wing from next year. Announcing the decision, Chief of Army Staff Gen MM Narvane stated that he had issued instructions in this regard a month ago. He said that while the pilot course admitting women officers will start in July 2021, they will be commissioned after one-year training. The Army has started inducting women in military police from 2019.
Courtesy: The Indian Express
What could be called as inspiring, an all-women crew of Western Railway on January 5 successfully piloted a goods train from Maharashtra to Gujarat. For this, Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal tweeted, "Our women employees have set a wonderful example of empowerment." A senior official from Western Railway, Sumit Thakur, said this would inspire other women to take jobs of guards and loco pilots. The 3-member crew included Kumkum Dongre,… read-more
Former Delhi High Court Judge Hima Kohli became the first woman chief justice of Telangana on January 7. The oath-taking ceremony was held at Raj Bhavan and was attended Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan, CM K Chandrashekhar Rao, Union Minister of State (Home) G Kishan Reddy and other dignitaries of the state. As per reports, the outgoing Chief Justice RS Chauhan has been transferred to Uttarakhand High Court.
In a historic move, India for the first time has employed a team of 100 women officials dedicated to National Disaster Response Force (NDRF). Deployed at the River Ganga banks of UP’s Garh Mukteshwar town, the team is fully equipped and trained to provide disaster relief. While the provision allows only108 women rescuers in a 1000-membered battalion, the NDRF DG SN Pradhan said, "a mixed team will be more efficient in a disaster rescue".
Courtesy: Hindustan Times
Argentina, one of the largest Latin American countries has 'legalized abortions up to the 14th week of pregnancy', after a 12 long hours of session on December 30. The senate gave 38 votes in favor, 29 against, and one abstention. The pro and anti-abortion activists had gathered in front of the capital Buenos Aires to have their voices heard. "Every outcast is a child of God", Pope Francis, an Argentinian tweeted before the debate.
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